University of Indianapolis students, faculty, staff and their families packed 55,000 meals for people in need on Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. About 225 volunteers participated in the University’s annual “Pack Away Hunger” event to package the meals, which will be distributed to Indianapolis-based organizations serving families in need. This is the fifth consecutive year UIndy has participated in Pack Away Hunger, and during that time we’ve packed around 250,000 meals for local families in need.
The event received media coverage from news outlets including WISH-TV, WTHR-TV and Fox 59.
Pack Away Hunger works to battle hunger in Indianapolis and all over the world. The focus of Pack Away Hunger is to provide nutritious meals for families. Each Nutri-Plenty™ meal that is produced provides vitamins and minerals, and contains a healthy mixture of rice, soy, vegetables and flavorings.